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Laparoscopic surgery

Laparoscopic surgery is also known as key-hole surgery. It is a type of surgery using video cameras which enables doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to carry out the surgery without making a big incision (cut) in your body. This means that you will have less pain, less scarring and a faster recovery than the more traditional types of surgery.

Spinal surgery at GOSH

At Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), we have developed a pathway for children and young people having spinal surgery. Spinal surgery is a complex procedure, so we want you to understand the benefits and risks of the operation so you can make an informed decision about whether to go ahead. This page explains what will happen from your child’s initial clinic appointment through to discharge, which clinicians you may meet and what to expect.

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